John 12 (April 13, 2014)

Introduction: John 12; I Samuel 8:6-9

The book of John is both the easiest and hardest book of the Bible to read. The author speaks plainly, yet pointedly. As we journey through this study say this simple prayer: God speak to me, because I am listening.

Review it:

Stuff Phil said:

“ Sometimes what we want most isn’t what we need most.”

“God loves us enough to look beyond our passionate requests and meet our deepest needs.”

“Jesus turns death into life.”

“God loves us enough to look beyond our passionate requests and meet our deepest needs.”

“This week the whole world will turn its eyes towards the story of Jesus...even those who don't believe.”

“If you’re a religious leader and your solution is to kill the guy Jesus raised from the dead…you should be fired.”

“We want to be like everyone else...God says, that's not what you need.”

 

Open It

What would your life be like if you were free of anxiety and fear?

How would your life change if you believed that Jesus brings life from death? What does, “bring life from death” mean to you?

Explore It

Have you ever asked God for something and he gave you what you needed instead?

Has God ever brought you from the brink of disaster, in your life, and restored you to a better situation?

Get It

How does a life defined by death manifest itself in your life?

What are some of the symptoms of this lifestyle in your family?

Apply It

Anxiety, anger, and stress are part of living a life plagued by death. What is your plan this week to overcome these issues? Be specific.

Jason McBride

Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker, CO, 80134, United States